New Jersey - Pick Six
New Jersey lotto lovers play the NJ Pick 6 lottery twice every week in hopes of becoming the state’s next big millionaire. Every Monday and Thursday players tune into their television sets to watch the six winning numbers pull up. Lotto jackpots start at a whopping $2 million each time and the prize rolls over to the next drawing every time a game isn’t won.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Pick 6 operates on a 6-46 matrix like many other state lottery games. Select six numbers from 1 to 46, if you match all six drawn you are the big jackpot winner. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 13.98 million. Prizes are also awarded for choosing 5 of the 6 numbers, as well as 4 and even just 3 numbers. The odds of matching 5 numbers are 1 in 54,000 and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in only 57!
Lottery Security And Results
All New Jersey lottery games are operated by the state government. The lottery system is extremely cost-efficient, with a minimal 1% of the lotto revenues going to run the operation. Jackpots are paid out in either a lump sum (at a reduced amount) or in annuity payments. The New Jersey lottery is the forth largest revenue earner in the state. The highest Pick 6 Lotto jackpot ever won was $48.9 million to a lucky couple from Union County in 2001.
The New Jersey lottery began back in 1969 when the citizens of the state voted to allow an official lotto by a majority of 81.5%. In 1970 the first NJ tickets were sold. In a publicly televised event Governor William T. Cahill purchased the first lottery ticket. Pick 6 started in 1980 and it instantly became the state’s best selling game. Revenue earned with the lotto goes toward funding educational programs as well as other state social organizations. Over $15 billion has been raised to date for social programs throughout the state, including the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf and the Department of Human Services.
New Jersey’s Pick Six Lotto makes millionaires just about every week. For only a buck you can play along and if you select the correct six numbers you’ll be the next big winner! It’s that simple and remember, you can’t win if you don’t play, so pick up your Pick 6 Lotto tickets today!